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What EXACTLY is Leap Year?

mjdebpagoria
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For some reason, I never pay attention to the days in February.
Is it suppose to benefit us?
mjdebpagoria posted Feb 22, 2012
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AgentGhost

We need leap years to keep our calendar sync'd with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. It takes Earth a little more than 365 days to circle the sun (~365.35 days) so in order to make up the difference we add an extra day in February every 4 years so that the seasons are not constantly changing.

AgentGhost (DealsPlus mod) posted Feb 22, 2012

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VirginiaPeanuts

And if you are born on Feb. 29th, you only get a birthday once every 4 years ;)

VirginiaPeanuts (rep: 11.7k) posted Feb 22, 2012

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TOTOOO

It should benefit us considering I've read somewhere that our economy loses a lot of money due to daylight savings (-1 hour). I would expect +24 hours would be 23x better??

TOTOOO (rep: 49.8k) posted Feb 22, 2012

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nimrodboy3

speaking of DST..you can find a good explanation of it here

nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Feb 22, 2012

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Maxilaserpointer

Yes, l like the Leap Year

Maxilaserpointer (rep: 6) posted Feb 23, 2012

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megglty

Yes, Leap Day is supposed to benefit us...
It apparently has a whole meaning and everything...
http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leapyear.html

megglty (rep: 29) posted Feb 25, 2012

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